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Krishna C. Gupta, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Building & Room:

2039 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3427


Research Interests

Dr. Gupta’s interests are in developing synthesis techniques for designing planar and spatial mechanisms, and robot arm/wrist structures, and in the efficient manipulation of robotic systems. For mechanisms which are to meet specified motion requirements, the goal is to insure that, in the design stage, certain quality related criteria (e.g., ensuring complete input-link rotatability, elimination of branch- and circuit-defects) can also be satisfied. The methods used are graphical, algebraic-geometrical and numerical (optimization, neural networks). The work on robotics includes kinematics and dynamics utilizing the zero-reference-position method (1981), robot workspace analysis and design, analysis of positioning errors, control and trajectory planning. Other interests are in the design of cam-follower systems, especially cam-profile modifications which can lead to improved performance at higher speeds, and the applications of optimization and neural network techniques to mechanical design. The nature of these investigations is analytical and numerical. Typically, the related software is also developed and it is utilized to conduct extensive parametric studies.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University, 1974

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, 1971

B.T., Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kanpur, India, 1969